Obituaries

Phyllis C Aufdenkamp

Phyllis Catherine Aufdenkamp went to her heavenly home on August 1, 2017. She was born on July 5, 1926 to Ralph and Katherine (Koenigseker) Tilton in Whitehouse, Ohio. She graduated from Whitehouse High School in 1944 with honors and received a scholarship to Bowling Green State University. During her college years, she worked in offices in Toledo in the summer. In January of 1946, she met the love of her life, Edwin Aufdenkamp, while he was home on furlough and waiting to be discharged from the Navy. They were married on April 12, 1947 at Zion Lutheran Church in Waterville, Ohio. Edwin being a farmer and Phyllis being a homemaker, they raised one son and three daughters. Phyllis took pride in her flower and vegetable gardens. She spent many summers canning and freezing her homegrown produce, and all of her family regarded her as the best cook ever. She enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren during their week’s stay at Grandma and Grandpa’s house for Bible School each year. She loved working as an income tax preparer for many years and all the while making some lasting friendships. Later in life, Phyllis and Edwin enjoyed many travels throughout the United States. Phyllis was a member of Hope Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school and was an active member of the Elizabeth Circle. She received the Woman of Hope Award in 1996. She is survived by her son, Ralph (Miriam) and daughter Linda (Ron) Joseph, both of Bowling Green, daughter Barbara (Wayne) Badenhop of Wauseon and daughter Beverly (Ken) Gerwin of Bradner. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren and two…


Alvin Amos ‘Al’ Spence Jr

Alvin Amos “Al” Spence, Jr. of Rudolph, Ohio went to live with our Lord and Savior on Sunday July 30, 2017. Al was born to Alvin, Sr & Hazel (Gregg) Spence on February 28, 1926 in Toledo, Ohio. He married Elaine Soukup-Wichman December 21, 1985 and she survives. He is also survived by his daughters, Sherri Lynn Zicree of Anaheim, CA, Mary Ann (Tom) Schneider of Toledo, OH and his step-children Kevin Wichman (Nicole Vollmar) of Tontogany, OH, Kathy (Dan) Huffman of Columbus, OH, Rodney (Julie) Wichman of Weston, OH, Renee (Chris) Baker of Bowling Green, OH, Gary (Bethanie) Wichman of Sandusky, OH, Terri (Paul) Huggins of Kings Mountain, NC, Deborah Hinton (Dean Turpening) of New Rochester, OH, Don Rodenberger (Connie Oehler-Klein) Davidson, NC and Troy (Nora) Rodenberger of Green Cove Springs, FL. Al also has several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Through Al’s 91 years he has had many accomplishments. He was proud to serve in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was chosen to be on the Honor Flight five years ago. Until retirement, Al owned and operated three gasoline service stations, the last being AA Sunoco in Bowling Green for fifteen years. Al was a life member of the VFW and the Bowling Green Elks Lodge. He served as president of the Elks National Bowling Association and the Ohio Elks Bowling Association and also served as officer on several local bowling leagues. In addition he was inducted into the Bowling Hall of Fame for his bowling achievement. Al was always busy doing something. He loved living in the woods but could have done without the fall leaf cleanup….


Maryalice Rutter

MaryAlice Rutter, 90, passed away peacefully July 29, 2017. Born June 7, 1927 in Wichita, Kansas. The only child of Harry Hayley Thompson and Marie C. Thompson. MaryAlice met the love of her life, Howard L. Rutter while attending BGSU. They were married on December 21, 1947 in Bowling Green where they remained. She is survived by four children; Maryanne (Jeff) Spielman of Salem, VA, Tom (KoAnn) Rutter, Bruce (Cathy Kutzli) Rutter and Jane (Jim Grilliot) Rutter all of Bowling Green. She is also survived by four grandchildren: T.J. (Allison) Rutter of Bowling Green, Matthew Spielman of Salem, VA, Nicole (Nick) Rutter-Hirth Springboro, OH and Heather (Gary) Rutter Babaryk of Zanesville, OH. Also are four surviving great-grandchildren: Calen and Paige Hirth and Harper and Hailey Babaryk and was anxiously awaiting the birth of baby Babaryk. MaryAlice is survived by a sister-in-law, Janet Kramer, of Findlay, OH. In addition to her parents, MaryAlice was preceded in death by her husband, Howard, grandson Chad Spielman and brother-in-law Jerry Kramer. MaryAlice was an avid reader and often visited the Wood County Public Library. She cherished the forty years she spent as a Wood County Hospital volunteer. She will be greatly missed by her loving family, friends, wonderful neighbors: Amijo Mayberry, Angie Saunders, Bob Coller and her favorite Calico Sophie. Services will be private for the family. Dunn Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be given in her memory to Bridge Hospice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: elizabeth roberts-zibbel on July 31, 2017.


William ‘Kurt’ Roebke

William Kurt Roebke (January 19, 1947 – July 27, 2017) passed away peacefully at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo.  He is survived by his wife Valerie (Nortman), precious Granddaughter Fynley Jane Bouck, Son in-Law Cory A. Bouck, Daughter Elizabeth Sanders Bouck, and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews. Kurt leaves behind many old friends and new friends, whom he also considered members of his family.  Kurt was born in Bowling Green, Ohio to loving parents Harry and Marian Roebke (both predeceased) and grew up with his sister Linda R. Schmidt (predeceased).   Kurt graduated from Bowling Green High School and attended Bowling Green State University before moving to Georgia to provide legal services to the impoverished under the AmeriCorp VISTA program.  Kurt then moved to Chicago, IL, where he engaged in a variety of entrepreneurial activities within the food service industry, as well as managing an art gallery. While in Chicago, he married Valerie Faye Nortman on March 1, 1996.  Valerie’s mother, Rose Nortman (predeceased) was a significant part of his life. Rose was his Mother-in-Love, and he, her Son-in-Love.   Following the death of his father, Harry G. Roebke, a long-serving and popular attorney in Bowling Green, Kurt returned to his home town to live out his golden years.  Kurt could often be found enjoying evening refreshments and lively conversation with his many good friends at SamB’s Restaurant.   Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation from 6 – 8 PM on Sunday, July 30th at Dunn Funeral Home, 408 W. Wooster St. in Bowling Green.  A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 31st beginning…


Mary M Restle

Mary Margaret Restle, 68, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Wednesday July 26, 2017. She was born March 8, 1949 in Toledo, Ohio to Charles J. and Bernadine (Hissong) Restle. Mary was a member of the Rudolph Christian Church. She retired in December after 50 years working at Wood Lane Industries. She is survived by her sister Judy (Terry) Tabor of Westerville, Ohio, nieces Laura (Michael) Martin and Carrie (Greg) Ross and nephew Mark (Shannon) Tabor. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday July 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster Street. Interment will follow at Rudolph Cemetery. Visitation will begin Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in her memory to Wood Lane Foundation Restle Fund. To share an online condolence with Mary’s family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: elizabeth roberts-zibbel on July 31, 2017.


Justin J Stewart

Justin J. Stewart, age 21, of Luckey, OH passed away unexpectedly on July 23, 2017 at his residence. He was born on June 19, 1996 in Toledo, OH to Jason and Mindy (Fair) Stewart. In June 2014, he graduated from Eastwood High School/ Penta Vocational gas and diesel program. He attended Owens for 2 years majoring in welding. His employments included: supervisor at Blue Beacon Truck Wash, Stony Ridge, server at Harry’s Beach Bar, St. Pete Beach FL. In his spare time, he enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting, walking the beach, working on his car and listening to music. Spending time with his family and helping others was his passion. Most of all Justin could make anyone laugh and always showed that beautiful smile. The family wants to give their heartfelt appreciation to Dennis Whaley, Dart, Team recovery, Racing for recovery, Glenbeigh Cleveland, OH, Zepf house Toledo, OH, Dr. Tracy Karolyi, CedarCreek church and every one along the way who tried to help. Justin is survived by his parents: Jason and Mindy Stewart, brother: Connor and sister: Jessica all of Luckey, maternal grandmother: Bonnie Fair of Toledo, maternal grandfather: Robert Fair of St. Pete Beach, FL, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents: Jane Moffitt and Norman “Corky” Stewart, special friend: Dylan Stone that he met at Glenbeigh and lost his battle with addiction last year along with his childhood friend Billy Peterson. His best friend canine: Duke. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 2-8 PM at the Marsh Funeral Home, 110 Main Street, Luckey, OH. Funeral…


Gary Kazmaier

Gary Kazmaier, 68, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away July 20, 2017. Gary was born in Toledo, Ohio to the late John and Letha (Main) Kazmaier. Gary was one of the original students at Wood Lane School and worked for over 50 years at Wood Lane Industries. He participated in the Special Olympics at both the local and state level.  Gary was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Haskins and enjoyed going out to eat, especially for his favorite cheeseburgers. He loved to watch westerns and cartoons on his television. Gary is survived by his brothers: Charles Kazmaier of Bowling Green, Terry (Maralena) Kazmaier of San Diego, California; sister-in-law Linda Kazmaier, and a host of loving nieces and nephews. Gary was preceded in death by his parents, John and Letha and brother Allen. Visitation for Gary will be held on Monday, July 24, 2017 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM in the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1460 W. Wooster St./P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Tele: 419-352-2171. Funeral Services for Gary will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 1:00 PM at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 17050 Middleton Pike, Bowling Green, OH 43402. Interment will follow in the Union Hill Cemetery. Gary’s family would like to especially thank the Wood Lane Caregivers at Elder Haus and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their wonderful care and compassion. Memorial Contributions may be gifted in Gary’s honor to the Wood County Special Olympics or to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Haskins, Ohio. On-line condolences as well as fond memories may be left for the Kazmaier family by visiting www.hannemanfh.com. Posted by:…


David W Chilson

David Warner Chilson, 69, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Saturday July 22, 2017. He was born in Schenectady, New York on November 8, 1947 to William Wallace Chilson and Marian Christine (Roller) Chilson. He grew up in Lyndhurst, Ohio (a suburb of Cleveland) and graduated from Brush High School in 1965. He graduated from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio in 1969 with a bachelor’s degree, and from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio in 1971 with a master’s degree, and in 1978 with a doctoral degree. He also attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. From 1971-1974, he served on active duty in the United States Navy at Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island; at Naval Command Systems Support Activity in Washington D.C.; at Commandant 14th Naval District in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; and at Fleet Operations Control Center Pacific Fleet in Kunia, Hawaii. He served another 22 years in the Naval Reserve Intelligence Program, and retired in 1996 with the rank of Captain. He was a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Bowling Green State University from 1978 until he retired in 2009. Survivors include three sisters Christine Chilson Berardinis of Hinckley, Ohio, Helen Chilson Lenz of Racine, Wisconsin and Carolyn Chilson Palmquist of Arlington Heights, Illinois. Dave was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Bowling Green and of the Bowling Green Noon Kiwanis Club. He enjoyed being a guardian for Honor Flights and spending time with the veterans. A private graveside service will take place on Saturday July 29, 2017 at Bridge Street Cemetery in Northampton, Massachusetts. A memorial service…


Allen V Limes

Allen V. Limes, 74, a lifelong Wood County farmer went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Allen was born on October 18, 1942 in Plymouth, Michigan to Howard V. and Virginia (Osterhout) Limes.  He married Barbara Jean (Mourdock) on April 7, 1962, she survives. Together they raised three children, Rod (Laurie), Keith (Tracy), Jennifer (Matt) Kregel, all whom reside in rural Bowling Green. Most often he could be heard sharing the many proud moments of his nine grandchildren, Erin (Andy) Stickel, Molly (Tyler) Getz, Megan (Cole) Fitzwater, Emily (Seth) Miller, Jamie (Nic) Holley, Allen Christopher (Kailey), Madison, Ellie and Rylie Kregel. In addition are six great grandchildren, Carter, Claire, Chance, Ainsley, Gia and Reed, all of whom he adored and loved. He is survived by his five siblings, Rollie (Sharon), Jerry (Cheryl), Sharon (Bill) Newlove, Galen (Nancy), Sandy (Ron) Neiderhouse, brother in law, Larry (Carole) Mourdock, and the late Cheryl (Jerry) Foltz. Allen attended Haskins School for 10 years and was a graduate of Otsego High School’s class of 1960. While attending school, he was active in sports, and was the first president of the Otsego FFA Chapter. He was an active member of the Bowling Green Alliance Church where he served as trustee, treasurer, and board member. As a Fair Board Director, representing Middleton Township, he served the Wood County Agricultural Society for 38 years. Additional community involvement included service on the Wood Water, Soil and Conservation District board of directors, and he spent 45 years as the basketball score keeper and was a fixture at most Otsego events. Throughout his life, he…


Robin Vannett

Robin Vannett, 75, of Bowling Green, passed away on July 20, 2017 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center.  She was born in Hamilton, Ohio on July 9, 1942. Robin married Robert Vannett on August 23, 1981 and he survives. Also surviving is a son, Casey Nelson in West Virginia and three granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her son, Kip Nelson. Robin retired in 2002 as a business supervisor for Riverside Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She enjoyed playing golf and her and Bob were former members of Bowling Green Country Club. There will be no public visitation or service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Wood County Humane Society. Dunn Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements and condolences may be sent to the family at www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: elizabeth roberts-zibbel on July 31, 2017.


Jayne McKenzie

Jayne McKenzie of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away peacefully at home at 11:08 a.m. on July 17, 2017 surrounded by her loved ones joining her oldest son, Dan. She was born on November 19, 1932 in Oklahoma City, OK. to Grace and J.B. White. Jayne is survived by her husband of 68 years, Roger W. McKenzie, her younger sister, Virginia Strayer, daughters, Gayle and Virginia, sons, Mark and Roger, seven grandsons, one granddaughter and three great-granddaughters. Jayne shared her talents as an interior designer at “Jayne’s Attic” in California during the 70’s and 80’s. Throughout her life, she’s shared her expertise and many talents with friends and family. Jayne was a positive force throughout her husband Roger’s Air Force career. For twenty years she helped coordinate social activities at the officer’s club for families while their husbands were away. She was also active as a leader in Boy and Girl Scouts, 4-H, Little League and always a terrific room mother! She kept Wood County Hospital’s cardiac rehab busy for twelve years! As many know her,” Gogo’s” Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017  11:00 a.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in Bowling Green’s Historical District at 408 W. Wooster St. Visitation will begin Tuesday Morning at 9:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be gifted to Wood Lane Residential Services, Inc., 545 Pearl St. B.G.O. 43402 Condolences may be shared with the family at www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: elizabeth roberts-zibbel on July 31, 2017.


Donna Tatkowski

Donna R. Tatkowski, 90, died at her home outside of Bowling Green, Ohio. She was born October 20, 1926 to the late Howard and Nettie (Parcher) Rentz. She graduated from Hamler High School where she met her first husband Donald E. Punches. They were married in 1949 and had nine children. He died in 1964 from an auto accident. Donna is survived by her four daughters: Connie Punches, Deshler; Karen (Larry) Panning, McClure; Nancy Martin, Bowling Green; Colleen Johnston, Hamilton, Indiana; and her five sons: Rob (Donna) Punches, Bowling Green; Dan (Marilyn) Punches, Toledo; Bill (Brenda) Punches, Bowling Green; John Punches, McClure; and Tracy (Cassie) Punches, Grand Rapids, Ohio. She has 20 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers Clarence, Harmon, Paul, Heb, Harold, Burl, Owen, and sisters Ethel, Mary, Betty, Helen, and Thelma. Donna was married on July 20, 1974 for 43 years to her loving husband Daniel Tatkowski who survives in rural Bowling Green, Ohio. They enjoyed traveling, gardening, and eating out. She was a member of Hamler American Legion Auxiliary. Funeral services will be private.  Arrangements have been entrusted with the Wright-Hanneman Funeral Home, 24084 W. Second Street, Grand Rapids, Ohio 43522. Tele: 419-832-2511. Memorial Contributions may be gifted in Donna’s honor to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Online Condolences as well as fond memories may be left for Donna’s family by visiting www.hannemanfh.com. Posted by: elizabeth roberts-zibbel on July 19, 2017.


Kathleen Coffman

Kathleen Delores Coffman, formerly of Bowling Green, passed away peacefully on July 16, 2017 at Otterbein Portage Valley Senior Living Community after an 11-year long and graceful struggle with dementia. Kathleen was born on September 21, 1926 in Defiance, Ohio the daughter of Fred and Rose Mack. She married her loving husband Malcolm on July 10, 1948 and he predeceased her in 2009. Kathleen was a 1944 graduate of Defiance High School and a 1947 graduate of Mercy School of Nursing, Toledo, Ohio. Part of her career as a registered nurse included 26 years taking care of college students at the Bowling Green State University Student Health Center. Kathleen will be remembered as one who spontaneously offered her assistance to take care of the needs of others. She never shied away from helping those less fortunate whether it was volunteering at St.Louis Soup Kitchen or visiting and aiding family and friends with health or personal issues. Many experienced the warmth of her hand embrace that instantaneously left one feeling welcomed, appreciated or comforted. She was always a humble advocate for all and truly displayed her Christian faith in her compassion and kindness. Kathleen was also the consummate hostess and loved every minute of it. Many will remember gatherings, especially 4th of July celebrations, at the Coffman family pool. It was important for her to always make sure that guests felt comfortable and welcome in her home. She was always more concerned about others than herself, but she would not have had it any other way. Her kindness and caring was her calling and her way of life. She is lovingly…


Raye E Klopfenstein, Jr

Raye Eugene Klopfenstein, Jr., was born October 31, 1946, to Raye Klopfenstein Sr. and Betty Drain Klopfenstein of Portage, Ohio. The family will accept visitors starting at 10:00 a.m.  Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster Street with private service to follow at 11:00 a.m. Because Raye’s many friends and colleagues live in Michigan, a memorial service will be held in Michigan at Faith Lutheran Church, 50600 Shelby Rd., Shelby Twp. MI 48317 in the near future. Details will follow on this site. Raye enjoyed his childhood there so much that upon retirement from Utica Community Schools in 2004, he wanted to return to his roots and bought the Klopfenstein farmhouse in order to restore it. His father’s work took them to Michigan in 10th grade, and he graduated from Ferndale High School in 1964. He attended Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, where he met his wife Emily Gross Klopfenstein. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from the School of Education in 1969. Raye went on to earn his Master of Arts in Education from Michigan State University in 1979. Raye and Emily, also a teacher, were married on November 24, 1967. Raye began his career with Utica Community Schools and settled in Shelby Township, Michigan where he taught fifth and sixth grade. In 1977 he became a media center teacher and was instrumental in bringing computer education to the school system. Thanks to a grant acquired from the Abrams Foundation, Raye started a special science and technology program based on space exploration. It was called Project INSPIRE and…


Mary L Fuelber

Mary L. Myers Fuelber died on June 28, 2017, at her home.  She was born to Charles F. and Elma Muenster on January 25, 1919. In 1942 she married Earl E. “Bud” Myers who died in 1979. In 1984 she married MacLaren Fuelber, who died in 1987. Mrs. Myers Fuelber was a past president of the Bowling Green Women’s Club as well as a Past President and founding member of the Wood County Hospital Guild, including being Art Chairman.  She procured numerous paintings and photographs which are displayed throughout the Hospital. Mary took art classes at various venues including, the Toledo Museum of Art and Bowling Green State University.  Her musical talents were fostered at a young age at the Michigan Conservatory of Music, with private teachers.  She directed both the youth and adult choirs in Pemberville at the Methodist Church.  Mary enjoyed collecting and playing ancient and folk instruments. A dedicated gardener and bird watcher, Mary was a lover of nature and a concerned conservationist. Mrs. Myers Fuelber is survived by three children: James S. Myers, Midland, Michigan; M. Susan (Myers) Bomlitz, rural Pemberville, Ohio; and Mary K. Myers, rural Perrysburg, Ohio, along with seven grandchildren and nine great children. There will be no visitation or public service and private interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetary, Bowling Green. Ohio.  Arrangements are being handled by Dunn Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donors choice. To share an online condolence with the family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: elizabeth roberts-zibbel on July 1, 2017.


Annette ‘Nettie’ Marie Schaller

“Nettie” Annette Marie (Hammer) Schaller, age 54, of Bowling Green, Ohio, passed away in her home on Friday June 23, 2017. She was born May 1, 1963 and grew up in Kansas, Ohio. Nettie was a graduate of Lakota High School in 1981 and Tiffin Academy of Hair Design in 1984. As a hair stylist and salon owner she touched the lives of so many people. Nettie loved to love people. It was not uncommon for her to make visits to her clients at their home or in the hospital if they were unable to come into the salon. She was an avid cook and enjoyed sharing the food she prepared with family and friends. Nettie cherished spending time with her family and welcomed any reason to have a gathering. She is survived by her pride and joys, daughter Maggie Schaller and son Jack Schaller both of Bowling Green. Also surviving are 3 sisters and 2 brothers, Diane Weaver (Jim) Columbus, OH, Steve Hammer (Theresa) Blain, MN, Tom Hammer (Kim) Findlay, OH, Marianne Thomas (Jeff) Findlay, OH, and Lori Henry (Rick) Carey, OH and many adored nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. All of whom she loved and touched deeply. Nettie was preceded in death by her parents, Garold J. Hammer and Reva A. Hammer. Visitation will be held on Friday June 30, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 W. Wooster St. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given in Nettie’s memory to Maggie and Jack’s Scholarship Fund, checks can be made payable to…


Mary E Marten

Mary Elizabeth Marten (Dunipace), of Bowling Green, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 22, 2017 after a short but courageous struggle with Cancer. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard (Dick) Marten, her mother, Elizabeth Dunipace, her father, Jim Dunipace, and her sister Karen Goins. She is survived and lovingly remembered by her five daughters: Erin Marten, Bowling Green, Erica Marten, Bowling Green, Keri (Brad) Hain, Bowling Green, Katie (Thomas) Downie, Bowling Green, and Kelly (David) Mileski, of Oak Park, Michigan. She will be forever missed by her seven grandchildren: Nate, Kaleb, Marley, Arrow, June, Sage, and Calvin. She is also cherished by her brothers and in-laws, and by her many friends and co-workers in the local Wood and Lucas County real estate communities. Mary was born and raised in Bowling Green. She received a business degree from Owens Community College in 1996 and graduated with highest honors. Among her proudest life’s achievements was raising her five daughters. She was also well established in the area as a successful real estate agent and very bright business woman. Co-workers at A.A. Green Realty describe her as the “tech guru” of the office and a constant go-to for help, advice, and encouragement. Mary served as Director and Secretary of the Wood County Board of Realtors for 17 years. In 2014, Mary received the Board of Realtors Legacy Award in recognition for her career-long contribution to area real estate and acknowledging the impact that she has had over the years. Mary will always and forever be remembered for living a life defined by service for others. Not a single person who…


Richard E Powers

Richard “Dick” Powers was born on August 11, 1932 to Eleanor (Kuebler) Powers and Quincy Kay Powers  and passed away on June 19, 2017.  He graduated from Galion High School in 1951 and then enlisted in the US Navy serving from 1952-1956.   Dick earned his Bachelor of Science in Business from Bowling Green State University in 1960 and went on to serve as Director of Purchasing for BGSU until his retirement in 1993. Dick was happily married to Ellie for 59 years.  They delighted in traveling and visiting friends together and were active volunteers throughout the BG community.  The Ice Horizons, the National Tractor Pull, and the Ohio-Ontario Games all benefited from their commitment to community involvement.  Dick was a member of the Presbyterian Church and served for 15 years as a Deacon. He was actively involved in the Bowling Green Exchange Club, the Pi Kappa Fraternity Delta Beta Chapter, the Tontogany American Legion Post 0441, and the Maumee-BG Elks Lodge #1850.  Dick was a charter member of the BGSU Falcon Club and the Bowling Green Blueliner Association.  He loved being at the Ice Arena and considered many there to be his extended family.  Dick coached youth hockey for 13 years, managed youth hockey travel teams, and served as an off-ice official for both BG High School Bobcat Hockey and BGSU Falcon Hockey for over 25 years. In 1997, Dick was names BG’s Outstanding Male Citizen of the year. Dick loved his family and could always be spotted at BG School events, Carter Park, and the Ice Arena cheering on his grandchildren and their friends.  He is survived by his…


John P Walker

John Paul Walker (Fat Cat), 74, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Saturday June 17, 2017 peacefully at home with his family and loved ones by his side. He was born December 31, 1942 in Norwalk, Ohio to Milo and Adelaide (Scheid) Walker. He married Jacqueline (Jackie) White on June 26, 1965 and she survives in Bowling Green. John was a professional truck driver for 32 years. He received a driver’s award for driving 500,000 miles safely for five years. He was a Merchant Marine, loved the Cleveland Indians and Lionel trains and enjoyed watching western movies. His greatest joy in life came from spending time with his family. He was a family oriented man that loved his eight siblings, loving husband, best father ever to his four children and was a wonderful uncle. Along with his loving wife of 51 years Jackie, John is survived by his children Gayle (Brian) Kreais of Fostoria, Ohio, Christopher Walker of Bowling Green, Carrie (Michael) Frey of Sandusky, Ohio and Keith Walker of Fostoria, Ohio. He is also survived by his siblings Betty (Bill) Buckingham of Willard, Ohio, Ruth Ebert of Poland, Ohio, Dorothy (Ronald) Atkinson of Norwalk, Ohio, Kathy (Larry) Werner of Norwalk, Ohio and Carolyn (Michael) Parrish of Douglasville, Georgia, numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews and In-Laws Rhoda White, Karen Wasil and Russ Brenner He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Rita (Lee) Baumeister, sister Mary Jordan, brother Tim (Margie) Walker and brother-in-law Dan Ebert. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday June 21, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 150 South…


Blake A Kendrick

Blake A. Kendrick, 23, of McComb, Ohio went home to be with the Lord on Monday June 19, 2017.   Blake was born in Bluffton, Ohio to Steve Dotson and Jodi Kendrick. Blake is survived by his mother Jodi (Craig Huffine) Kendrick of Deshler, Ohio; siblings: Brandon (Alex) Kendrick of Findlay, Brittany (Josh) Sattler of Arcadia, Nick (Allison) Huffine of Portage and Madison Huffine of Bowling Green; uncle: Jerry Sigler and Robert Dotson; an aunt Pam Hadding; nieces: Haidyn and Riley; nephews: Lawsyn and Brantley; cousins: Destiny Caldwell, Andrea Hudson, Makenzy and Kaylee Dauterman, Alicia and Ramiro Sigler, James and Chris Hadding; his canine companions Angel and Diamond. He was preceded in death by his father Steve Dotson, grandpa: Charles Sigler, grandmas: Helen Dotson, Mary Sterrett and Rita Zeiter; aunt Sonja Hudson and an uncle Chuck Sigler. and his girlfriend Marie Beach.   Blake was a 2012 graduate of McComb High School and was currently a student at James A. Rhodes State College studying Applied Business and Human Resources. He enjoyed racing his CR250R dirt bike and competed in Motorcross racing, winning many competitions. Blake also enjoyed cruising in his Mazda RX8 and riding go-karts. Blake had no fear and was a Gear Head that could fix anything. Blake loved spending time with his family, whether it was camping, going to cookouts, having a bonfire or being at the river on the boat. He will always be remembered for his manners and big heart.   Visitation for Blake will be on Friday June 23, 2017 from 2:00-5:00 & 6:00-8:00 PM at the HARTLEY- HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME, 370 Park Dr S., McComb, Ohio 45858, Drew DeVore, Funeral Director. His Celebration of Life Service…


Becci Leigh Moindi Plumley

Becci Leigh Moindi Plumley took the world by storm on May 15th, 1980. She was a happy child with a zest for life and a sprightly smile; a smile that touched thousands. She was a hard worker, a generous giver and an avid partier. Her greatest joy was her daughter, Khloi Kerubo Moindi. They had many grand adventures together, climbing rock walls, hiking through woods, trips to the sea, color runs, roller skating and museums. Her greatest achievement was losing 130 pounds through diet and hard work at the gym. Though she felt comfortable in her own skin, her goals were to run with Khloi and encourage many by taking monthly pictures of herself and posting them on Facebook. Her greatest love was her husband, Adam Plumley. They met and fell in love as teenagers, grew apart, and then reconnected after many years, finding their love again. His sorrow is greater than the salt in the oceans. Becci passed away June 12, 2017. She is survived by her husband Adam Plumley, her daughter Khloi Moindi, her mother Barb Wilhelm, her sisters Shannon Wilhelm and Jamie (John) Pozy, her brother Adam (Tracie) Wilhelm, maternal grandmother: Shirley Sheldrick; seven nieces and nephews, her two favorite cousins, James and Erin Wilhelm and her cat, Kate the Cat. Her loving father, Keith Wilhelm preceded her in death. Through her vivacity she left the world a better place yet darker through her passing. In Becci’s honor the family would like to request for friends and family to bring in their favorite picture with Becci or written memory for a scrapbook to be made for her…


Walter “Walt” R Beeker

Walter “Walt” R. Beeker, 74, of Bowling Green passed away Saturday June 10, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Walt was born on August 30, 1942 in Bowling Green, Ohio to the late Walter and Dorothy (Aufdenkamp) Beeker. Walter’s father passed away before he was born and was raised by his step-father Grover Burditt who also preceded him in death.  He married Sandra Michaelis on August 20, 1962 in Bowling Green, Ohio, and she preceded him in death on September 10, 1972. He then married Patricia (Bechstein) Huling on March 2, 1988 in Las Vegas, Nevada and she survives in Bowling Green. Also surviving are his children: Steve Beeker of Toledo, Ohio; Scott (DeAnna) Beeker of Weston, Ohio; Shad (Shari) Beeker of Bowling Green, Ohio; Shelly (Greg) Franks of Sandusky, Ohio; Danielle Hughes of Port Jefferson, Ohio; Jenny Huling of Bowling Green, Ohio; and Todd Huling of Weston, Ohio; 18 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; sister: Carolyn (Ron) Pultz of Bowling Green, Ohio ;brothers: Charles (Rachel) Burditt and Mark Burditt of Deshler, Ohio and a brother in law Tom Stock of Weston, Ohio. Walt was also preceded in death by his sister Charlotte Stock. Walt was a 1960 graduate of Bowling Green High School and was a Detective for the Bowling Green State University Police Department retiring in 2001 as a Corporal .  He then went to work at the Bowling Green Municipal Court where he worked as a Bailiff.  Walt was a member of the First Christian Church in Bowling Green, a member of the Wood County F& AM #112, 32nd Degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo,…


Elinore Sheperd

Elinore Sheperd, 81 of Bowling Green passed away Thursday June 8, 2017 in Pulaski, Tennessee. Elinore was born in Bowling Green, Ohio to the late Ralph and Juantia (Palmer) Smeaton. She married James Sheperd on June 18, 1954 and he preceded her in death. Elinore is survived by her children: James (Lynette) Sheperd of Prospect, Tennessee and Christine (Larry) Reed of Bowling Green; grandchildren: Benjamin Simpkins, Hollie Root, Harold McDaniels, Megan Owens, Karen Cron and Jessica Sheperd; great-grandchildren: William Root, Joseph McDaniels, Harley Root, Rena McDaniels, Elijah Phillips, R.J. Rosson, Ashton McCandless, Bentley Rosson, Ronnie Klostermeier, and Remington Owens; half-brother Mark Repasz and a brother in-law Ira Powell. She was preceded in death by her daughter: Nancy Sheperd, granddaughter: Mandy Sheperd; a great-grandson: Perry Phillips and a sister: Teresa Powell. Elinore worked at the Wood County Senior Center in the kitchen and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren who were her pride and joy. Graveside Service will be held on Monday July 3, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Portage Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted with the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster St., P.O Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be gifted in Elinore’s honor to the Crippled Children’s Fund or to the Shriner Hospital. On-line condolences, as well as fond memories may be sent to Elinore’s family by visiting www.hannemanfh.com. Posted by: elizabeth roberts-zibbel on June 12, 2017.


Donald G Downie

Donald G. Downie, 59, of Bowling Green passed away Wednesday June 7, 2017 after a battle with Huntington’s Disease. Don was born on Nov. 2, 1957, in Ashtabula, Ohio to late Joseph and Carolyn (Swanson) Downie. He married Paula Roth on Aug. 25, 1979 at BGSU’s Prout Chapel and she survives in Bowling Green. Also surviving are his children: Cassandra (Adam) Saunders of Franklin, Ohio and Thomas (Katie) Downie of Bowling Green; sisters: Rebecca Bartel of Mayfield Heights, Ohio; Susan Carr of Panesville, Ohio; Diane Olekshuk of Conneaut, Ohio ; brothers: Joseph Downie II of Mentor on the Lake, Ohio, and David (Jodee) Downie Geneva, Ohio; grandchildren: Amelia and Oliver Saunders and Calvin Downie.  He was preceded in death by his three sisters: Sally Condra, Barbara and Katrina Downie. Don graduated from Ashtabula High School in ’76 and BGSU with a degree in Information Technology. He worked several years at BGSU, Intelidata, Mazada, and retired from Medical Mutual (Toledo & Cleveland).  Don was an avid runner and enjoyed fishing and gardening.  Don was a diehard Cleveland Sports fan, especially the Cleveland Indians. Family was the most important part of Don’s life, he coached his children in cross country, soccer, and wrestling.  He also helped them build and construct home projects. Don graciously donated his body to the University of Toledo Medical Center for medical research. A Private Memorial Service will be held. The family would like to thank family and friends, Dr. Elmer and Kristen, The Bowling Green Care Center and St. Catherine Nursing Home in Findlay for the support and care they have shown Don and his family over the years. Arrangements have been entrusted with the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, Bowling Green. In…


Robert C Drake

Robert C. Drake, 92, of Bowling Green, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.  He was born May 16, 1925 in North Baltimore to Harley and Mary (Whitacre) Drake.  He married Norma Price on March 3, 1947 and she survives. Mr. Drake served his country during two wars and in three branches of the military.  He was in the Navy during World War II, the Army during the Korean War and retired as Senior Master Sergeant E-8 from the Air Force after serving with Ohio Air National Guard’s 180thFighter Group in Toledo.  He left high school to join the Navy serving 3 years part of which was as a assult landing craft member for the invasion of New Guinea and Palsluaia. He received the Bronze star with a V for Valor during the Korean War. Following his Korean War service he was on the Bowling Green Police Force and after he retired from the Air Force he was Police Chief for the Village of Portage for twenty years. He coached Pee Wee league baseball in both Bowling Green and Rudolph and was one of the founding Bowling Green citizens of the Pee Wee League program, helping to build the first lighted fields in the city.  Mr. Drake had a craft shop and enjoyed military model airplanes. In addition to his wife, Norma left to mourn his passing are sons, Ron (Teri) McNutt of Carson City, NV., Don (Rita) McNutt of Port Clinton, Jerry (Diane) Drake of Bowling Green, Jeff (Kathy) Drake of Pataskala, OH., Charley (Su) Drake of Bowling Green; daughters, Sue (Robert) Kepling of Bowling Green…